Acer Therapeutics Inc. ($ACER) Takes On Vascular Biogenics Ltd. ($VBLT)

2019-08-20 | Welcome! Today we compared how two different stocks in the Major Pharmaceuticals industry are trading: Acer Therapeutics Inc. and Vascular Biogenics Ltd.. While these two companies may have very different market capitalizations and balance sheets, they are worth comparing given how they are in the same sector. Below you’ll see how the different technical indicators differ between these two stocks, and we’ll also show what Trading View thinks of them based on the technical analysis. But before we get ahead of ourselves, please note that this is technical analysis only (ie. analyzing how these companies are trading, not digging into the company fundamentals), and therefore you should not rely only on this to guide you on whether you should buy or sell anything – take it with a grain of salt only, and pay attention to the disclaimer below. With that said, many traders find value in technical analysis and others even swear by it, so if that is you, I hope my analysis will be of use to you. Let’s get to it…

First things first: during its last day of trading, Acer Therapeutics Inc. opened at 2.13, got to a maximum price of 2.34 and dropped to as low as 2.0105 before finishing the session at 2.18. In total there were 183949 shares traded, which is enough to conduct our analysis. Compare that now to Vascular Biogenics Ltd., which opened at 1.2, had a high of 1.2, a low of 1.175, closed at 1.2 and had a total volume of 6682.

VOLUME ANALYSIS: Generally, the higher the volume indicators are, the better – you need liquidity to trade, after all. All of the volume indicators are as follows… (click here for an explanation on volume)

Volume Indicator Acer Therapeutics Inc. Vascular Biogenics Ltd.
Accumulation-distribution index 9.25905 7.4932
on-balance volume -2.09 -1.18
chaikin money flow

2.1381 2.97479
force index

0.01852 0.0003
ease of movement rating

0.01388 -4e-05
volume-price trend

-1.03683 -0.08879
negative volume index

1000.0 1000.0

VOLATILITY ANALYSIS: Now to compare the volatility between these two companies… (click here for an explanation on volatility)

Volatility Indicator Acer Therapeutics Inc. Vascular Biogenics Ltd.
Average true range 0.80983 0.05123
Bolinger bands 2.13895 1.175
Upper bollinger band 1.74155 1.175
Lower bollinger band

2.0105 1.175
Bollinger high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Bollinger high low indicator

nan 1.0
Central keltner channel

2.16017 1.19167
High band keltner channel

1.95017 1.19167
Low band keltner channel

2.37017 1.19167
High band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Low band keltner channel indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel high band

2.0105 1.175
Donchain channel low band

2.0105 1.175
Donchain channel high band indicator

1.0 1.0
Donchain channel low band indicator

nan 1.0

TREND ANALYSIS: Now for the most interesting and detailed part, the trend. Where is the stock actually going? Let’s compare the indicators… (click here for an explanation on trend)

Trend Indicator Acer Therapeutics Inc. Vascular Biogenics Ltd.
Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) trend_macd -0.00047
MACD signal -0.00175 -0.00019
MACD difference -0.0014 -0.00027
fast Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.0105 1.175
slow Exponential Moving Average (EMA) indicator

2.0105 1.175
Average Directional Movement Index (ADX)

unknown unknown
ADX positive

20.0 20.0
ADX negative

20.0 20.0
positive Vortex Indicator (VI)

1.0 1.0
negative VI

1.0 1.0
trend vortex difference

0.00774 0.34629

-77.46679 -4.39064
Mass Index (MI)

1.0 1.8
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

-66.66667 66.66667
Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

11.09043 0.09848
KST Oscillator (KST)

-846.53764 -77.33213
KST Oscillator (KST Signal)

-846.53764 -77.33213
KST difference

-2.68111 -2.6175
Ichimoku rating

2.235 1.2
Ichimoku B rating

2.235 1.2
Ichimoku visual trend A

12.366 1.31404
Ichimoku visual trend B

9.42307 1.30815
Aroon Indicator (AI)

4.0 4.0
AI indicator down

4.0 4.0
AI difference

-4.0 -8.0

MOMENTUM ANALYSIS: What about momentum? Let’s dive into it… (click here for an explanation on momentum)

Momentum Indicator Acer Therapeutics Inc. Vascular Biogenics Ltd.
Relative Strength Index (RSI) 50.0 50.0
Money Flow Index (MFI) 31.21364 19.89383
True Strength Index (TSI) -100.0 -100.0
ultimate oscillator

-3.062 -34.0224
stochastic oscillator

156.90476 50.0
stochastic oscillator signal

156.90476 50.0
Williams %R rating

56.90476 -50.0
awesome oscillator

0.003 0.00867

RETURNS: That’s all for technical analysis. Now let’s just list the returns for Acer Therapeutics Inc. and Vascular Biogenics Ltd..

Daily return -84.65376 -7.73321
Daily log return -7.2445 -1.28481
Cumulative return -6.98831 -1.2766

So there you have it: our deep, grueling analysis comparing Acer Therapeutics Inc. and Vascular Biogenics Ltd. together. But what does all of the above mean? Various technical indicators above are positive, while others are negative, and if we want to decide overall if the technical analysis indicates a bullish or bearish chart, we have to consider all of them together. That’s what the Trading View widget below can do, so let’s see what it says considering all these indicators. First, here’s Acer Therapeutics Inc.:

The verdict above will consider all these technical indicators and consider which are strong and weak, and then put them all together to come up with a conclusion stating whether ACER is strong or weak. Again – this is not a reliable indication of whether Acer Therapeutics Inc. is a good investment! None of these indicators consider the company fundamentals. All of this data is based on how it trades only. Now with that out of the way, let’s compare it with Vascular Biogenics Ltd.

So there you have it. We hope you have found this analysis useful, and if you see any errors or have any feedback, please comment below.

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DISCLAIMER: We are not registered investment advisers and the above analysis should be taken at face value only. We strongly advise against buying or selling anything based solely on our analysis above, and are not responsible for any losses that you may incur if you choose make any investment decisions based on the above.

Gary Ivenchuck

Gary is a stock trading expert and is responsible for covering technical analysis news on Logistics Business Review. Recently he has been working tirelessly to analyse stocks for our readers, and is always available to hear from people asking for stock analysis.
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